Homestead Maple Sugar Production (Podcast)

I am led to expect that a material part of the general happiness which Heaven seems to have prepared for mankind, will be derived from the manufacture and general use of maple sugar.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

In this edition of Christian Farm and Homestead Radio I talked about small scale maple sugar production. I covered the cultural and economic importance of maple sugar in the rural northeast. I explain how to make your own maple syrup. I also covered equipment needed and how to get started. You can listen to it here…


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Show Notes..

Spiles (that are driven into the tree)
Leader Evaporator Company
Half Pint Evaporator
North American Maple Producers Manual
Backyard Sugarin’: A Complete How-To Guide
Herrick Kimball’s “Backyard Sugarin’ Essays”
The Sugarmaker’s Companion: An Integrated Approach to Producing Syrup from Maple, Birch, and Walnut Trees

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